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An enlightening exchange

Mwangaza program connects ELCA and Tanzanian Lutheran educators

Tanzania faces an educational famine, with most schools lacking proper facilities, textbooks and other resources. Among Tanzanian children eligible for secondary school, only 5-15 percent are able to attend. But teacher preparation is perhaps Tanzania's greatest obstacle, said Lutheran educator Charlotte "Shoonie" Hartwig.

"For teachers ... the biggest issue is their professional development because there simply is no provision for that," she said. "They're asked to teach in their third language (English) from a syllabus dictated by the government, with little materials of any kind."


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